Indian Breads · Vegetarian Recipes

Aloo Matar Parathas

Paratha is an indian flat bread and is one of the staple foods of North India. Paratha means layers of cooked dough and is called by different names and prepared in different ways across the states of India. In South India, it is called parota/barota and is normally layered and made using maida/all-purpose flour. Stuffed… Continue reading Aloo Matar Parathas

Desserts & Sweets · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Poorana kozhukattai or modak is lord ganesha's favourite and it is one of the main and mandatory offerings on vinayaka chathurthi. Poorna kozhukattai is nothing but steamed dumplings stuffed with coconut-jaggery filling. The pooranam/filling varies from household to household and are also made using moong dal, chana dal etc. Compared to other variants, this kozhukattai… Continue reading Modagam|Poorana Kozhukattai|Sweet dumplings

Vegetarian Recipes · Vinayaka Chathurthi

Kaara Kozhukattai|Savory dumplings

Wishing everyone a very happy vinayaka/ganesh chathurthi. Back to back weddings and ganesh chathurthi kept me occupied the past two days. Initially, I had planned to make 5 types of kozhukattais. But, didn't have enough time to make them. You know how hectic indian festivals can be. So i made 3 types of kozhukattais. Two… Continue reading Kaara Kozhukattai|Savory dumplings

Non-veg curries/Gravys · Non-Vegetarian Recipes

Goan Green Chicken Curry

I love experimenting with food and exploring cuisines across the globe. So far,I have tried cuisines of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Punjab. Today, I decided to visit west and explore the cuisine of India's ultimate party destination! Does the word PARTY ring a bell? Yes, you are right, its GOA!, the city of beautiful beaches… Continue reading Goan Green Chicken Curry

Desserts & Sweets · diwali

Instant Doodh(Milk) Peda

Instant doodh peda? Yes, you read that right. Doodh peda as the name implies is made from milk. Traditionally, it is made from evaporated/reduced milk. It involves stirring the milk on low flame for a long time until it thickens. The process sure is tedious and time-consuming. So, here I propose a cheat/short cut of… Continue reading Instant Doodh(Milk) Peda

Gokulashtami · Vegetarian Recipes

Milagu(Pepper) Thattai

Thattai is one among the most famous south indian savory snack items. It is a deep-fried snack made from rice flour and is truly one of the yummiest south indian snacks. It is commonly prepared during gokulashtami/krishna jayanthi. I have been wanting to try making south indian snacks for quite a long time. With Krishna… Continue reading Milagu(Pepper) Thattai

Non-veg starters/snacks · Non-Vegetarian Recipes

Chicken Pakoda/Pakora from left over chicken

Pakoda or pakora is a popular snack item in India. It involves frying batter coated vegetables in oil. The batter is primarily made from chickpea/besan flour. There are several varities of pakoda like onion, cauliflower , spinach etc. It is also a popular street food in Chennai. You can see hot pakodas being made right… Continue reading Chicken Pakoda/Pakora from left over chicken

Vegetarian Recipes

Chocolate Oats kuzhi Paniyaram

A Modern and Healthy Twist to Kuzhi Paniyaram Kuzhi Paniyaram is a traditional South Indian dish that is very popular in Tamil Nadu. It is made by frying batter that is similar to an idly batter in a special cast-iron pan called paniyara chatti. Paniyara chatti/kal/pan has small fissures(kuzhi) that hold the batter. Nowadays, you… Continue reading Chocolate Oats kuzhi Paniyaram

Veg Starters/Snacks · Vegetarian Recipes

Paneer & Corn Tikki|Indian Cottage Cheese & Corn Patties

Paneer is a form of unripened cheese popular in India and other parts of South Asia. Also known as Indian Cottage Cheese, Paneer is an excellent source of proteinĀ and therefore an ideal replacement for meatĀ for Vegetarians. Those who wish to lose weight must definitely include paneer in their diets as it keeps hunger pangs at… Continue reading Paneer & Corn Tikki|Indian Cottage Cheese & Corn Patties